July 15 PBC on FOX/FOX Deportes fight against Robert Guerrero

Jun 26, 2017 0
Renewed Focus Amidst 118-Degree Desert Camp Heat
Figueroa vs. Guerrero Broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX & FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island
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Indio, CA – June 26, 2017South Texas’s Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa, the former Lightweight World Champion, heads into training camp on a balmy 118 degree day in Indio, CA, home to his trainer Joel Diaz and his new boxing home-base since January. Figueroa re-enters the boxing ring after a 18-month hiatus on Saturday, July 15 when he takes on former Welterweight World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a 147-pound headline fight on “Premier Boxing Champions” on FOX and FOX Deportes at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT in the first boxing event at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The break that Figueroa took saw him embracing his Weslaco, Texas home, which sits right on the border to Mexico. It was a reset  hat had been coming for a fighter who fought in both Mexico and the U.S. as an amateur before turning pro after his first semester in college.
“Boxing is a very jealous sport. You do it 100% or you don’t do it at all,” said Figueroa explaining his 18-month break from the ring. “After my last fight I felt that I needed a break – time to be a father, son, brother and friend. I needed the time to heal body, mind and soul. I fought with broken hands, I fought world-class athletes; having fought since I was 6, I wanted to take a break and just be human. So I took a year off to heal from the injuries, be with my family and friends, be a father and just be me.”
It’s a break that Diaz, who Figueroa trained with before three years ago, agrees with. The two made a plan during his break to have the young fighter come from his Weslaco, TX home to California for an extended training period in preparation for his next fight, as well as set up his camp.
“It’s necessary to take time off,” said Diaz. “Sometimes fighters work too hard in training or in the action that they bring to the fights. Omar is the type of fighter that brings a lot of action to his fights and it takes a toll on his body. He’s an all-out fighter so he needs that time off to recuperate and restart himself. This break in his body and mind helped him recover from that strain, to come back and start fresh again. “
Figueroa faces a tough opponent in Robert Guerrero when he steps back in the ring. Not only is Figueroa fighting above his normal weight-class, but he’s also fighting a former Welterweight world champion known to be a tough and cunning opponent.
“Guerrero is one of the toughest challenges for any boxer. He is a tough fighter, he doesn’t back down and he doesn’t quit,” said Figueroa. “You have to go into the fight knowing it’ll go the full 12 rounds and there won’t be any easy part in the fight. But I’m prepared for that, it’s what I’ve been training for and it’s who I am.
“I’m excited and grateful to be the one who opens the Nassau Veterans Coliseum back to boxing and plan to set the standard high, so that when you have fighters there you know they are going be great fights,” added Figueroa.
Team Figueroa will be Figueroa’s father, Omar Figueroa, Sr.; Joel Diaz, Antonio Diaz and Joel Diaz Jr.
Omar Figueroa quotes:
On the Future:
“I don’t plan ahead, I don’t look to next fights. I look at now and think about future fights after it. Make sure I’m healthy.
“I don’t get ahead of myself with boxing. I am a boxer, a former world champion, I love and believe in the power of this sport, but I don’t let it rule my life.”
On changing camp to Indio, CA and working with Joel Diaz:
“January 1 I was back in the boxing mode. Training, running, focusing on diet and getting ready and into camp. The break has given me more focus and the opportunity to change my camp up. I am back training with Joel Diaz in Indio, CA and have been going back to Texas to see my family. My dad will always be my father and a big part of my career, but I felt that when I ended my break, I wanted to change my program and go back to Joel. This is our first fight back and I’m looking forward to it in many ways.”
On training camp:
My health and the time training have been great. I’m getting more and more excited for the fight as I’m getting prepared for it. It’s on my mind.
“I’m older, I’m wiser, I have been through this before and know what not to do and it’s the wisdom that comes with experience.”
Taking time off:
It bought me the tranquility and peace of mind that I’m good, I’m healthy, I’m ready for this, this is what I want and I was missing this. I’ve never been more mentally ready for this fight than now.
Training with his brother, Brandon Figueroa, in Indio:
“It helps me, we push each other. My family is very competitive so it helps to have someone like that training with me. It helps to have Brandon here as well as my cousins; we push each other to the limits.  We live together, we train together, and we make sure we are the best we can be.”
On fighting for the first time in New York and Long Island and his expectations:
“This is my first time fighting in New York, I expect the New York crowd to be ready for a good fight, because that’s what they’ll see from me.
“I want to be known for good shows. It’s what we get paid to do as fighters. I showcase the technical side of boxing and add a lot of entertainment behind how I fight, so that’s what the fans get.”
The role that Mexico, Texas and California play in his career:
“I feel like I get the best of all the worlds. I love Mexico – I go there all the time; I plan to go there after the fight. I love California, it’s taught me a lot, the people, the culture, the boxing here is phenomenal; and obviously Texas is where I grew up and it’s made me who I am.  I love the opportunities that I get and the things I get to do,  who I get to do it with and where I get to do it. “
Joel Diaz:
On Training Camp:
“Training camp has been going great, we’ve had no problems like we have had in previous camps with injuries. His hands are healthy, his weights good, he’s healthy. I think the layoff he took helped him a lot, he wants to get back in it and you can tell he’s motivated,” said Diaz. “It’s a great camp, great atmosphere, he’s looking great. that’s what matters.”
What he’s focusing on:
“Omar Figueroa is a fighter. He’s never going to change. My job is not to change it but make it better. He has a unique style that shows to everyone he’s very effective and it’s my job to get him in the right condition so he gets hit less because he’s a risk taker. You wont see much change on the style, you’ll see the same action Omar that people want to see from him.”
On training both brothers:
“They push each other; Omar being the oldest really pushes his brother. They train in two different weight classes and it’s good that they see the work they do amongst each other. They push each other in conditioning and in the ring. It’s good having them together.”
On his role as trainer:
“I’m in this sport for the fighters, my pride, my work. I take a lot of pride in what I do and I am not trying to fight for a trophy nor am I in it for myself. I’m in it for my fighters. This is work and I’m here to take full responsibility of the fighters in my program. I’m here to make my fighters champions in life not just the ring.
“It took me years of hard work and effort, and now that I’m here I have to work harder, keep my same values and work to stay there.”


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Thursday, June 29 – Los Angeles, Calif.

Las Vegas – UFC® International Fight Week is right around the corner. Fans and athletes will invade Las Vegas to take in two live events, THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: REDMPTION FINALE and UFC® 213: NUNES vs SHEVCHENKO 2, athlete meet and greets, autograph signings and more.

In advance of the biggest week of the year, the stars of the two events will be available to media in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 29 at JW Marriott at LA Live.

Amanda Nunes – UFC bantamweight champion
Valentina Shevchenko – No. 1 UFC bantamweight
Yoel Romero – No. 1 UFC middleweight
Robert Whittaker – No. 3 UFC middleweight
Fabricio Werdum – No. 1 UFC heavyweight
Alistair Overeem – No. 3 UFC heavyweight
Travis Browne – No. 9 UFC heavyweight
Michael Johnson – No. 6 UFC lightweight
Justin Gaethje – UFC lightweight


Thursday, June 29 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. PT

12 p.m. – Media check-in & lunch
1 p.m. – UFC 213 and TUF Finale athletes available
2 p.m. – Athlete square-offs


Diamond Ballroom 3
900 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90015

About UFC®
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 163 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

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Devin Heany hizo guanteo con Flody para la pelea del Sabado

Jun 20, 2017 0

Devin Heany hizo guanteo con Flody para  la pelea del Sabado

WFC 73: Boxeo en vivo este sábado 24 de junio en Agua Caliente Casino

El boxeo profesional regresa al Agua Caliente Casino de Rancho Mirage, California este

Sábado 24 de junio con la edición número 73 de “World Fighting Championship” (WFC) en una función encabezada con el joven prospecto Devin Haney, varios de los más talentosos boxeadores del desierto del Sur de California y en peleas amateurs Devon de la Hoya, hijo del gran campeón Oscar de la Hoya y Joel Díaz jr, hijo del reconocido entrenador Joel Díaz.

Haney (15-0, 10 KOs) de Las Vegas se enfrentará a Angel Aispuro (8-5-2, 5 KOs) de Sinaloa en un combate pactado a ocho giros en peso ligero. Haney de 18 años de edad, quien es uno de los prospectos más cotizados del boxeo mundial, buscará su quito triunfo del año.

También estará en acción el prospecto local Javier Padilla (2-0, 2 KO’s) de Rancho Mirage quien es entrenado y manejado por Joel Díaz y el popular boxeador Dominic Serna Jr. (1-0, 1 KO), quien es manejado por el dos veces campeón mundial Tim Bradley.

Padilla estará en acción en una pelea pactada a cuatro rounds en peso pluma, Serna Jr. se enfrentará a José Fabián Naranjo (3-6-1) en un duelo pactado a cuatro giros en peso pluma, mientras que Edgar Martínez otro pupilo de Tim Bradley estará en acción contra Mario Aguirre en un combate pactado a cuatro giros en peso ligero.

“Dominic y Edgar son dos jóvenes muy trabajadores y talentosos que siempre están listos para darle espectáculo a la afición y espero un gran respaldo de la afición local”, dijo Bradley.

La WFC ha presentado 72 funciones de boxeo y Artes Marciales (MMA) a lo largo y ancho de Estados Unidos en los últimos cuatro años, pero este será su primero en California. Sus funciones les brinda oportunidades de destacar su talento de jóvenes locales ante su propia gente.

Las puertas se abrirán a las 6:00 de la tarde y la primera pelea será a las 7:00 de la noche.

Los boletos tienen un precio de $100, $60 (Orquestra), $40 (‘Loge’) y $25 (Admisión General) en el Mezzanine y Balcón y pueden ser adquiridos en: www.hotwatercasino.com/wfc-boxing.

World Fighting Championships™ presenta lo mejor del talento local y promueven eventos lleno de energía con mujeres hermosas y boxeo explosivo a lo largo de la noche. World Fighting Championships™ se dedica a darle a los mejores atletas en el deporte un lugar en donde demostrar su talento. Venga a vivir la acción en vivo en una de las mejores sedes en el sur de california

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Jun 20, 2017 0

¡Boletos a la venta jueves 22 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET!
LOS ÁNGELES, California 20 de junio de 2017. – Los boletos para el enfrentamiento del 16 de septiembre por la supremacía entre Canelo Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 nocáuts) campeón mundial mediano lineal y Ring Magazine, y Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 nocáuts), monarca mundial mediano FIB/AMB/CMB/IBO, que los aficionados han estado reclamando, saldrán a la venta jueves, 22 de junio a las 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET. Seguro que será la pelea más competitiva del boxeo rentado en este 2017, el mega evento cuenta con dos de los peleadores más populares y poderosos de la división de peso mediano disputándose la supremacía la gloria.
            Los boletos para Canelo vs. Golovkin tienen un precio de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700, $500, y $300 dólares, no incluyen cargos de servicio e impuestos aplicables y con un límite total de entradas de 10 por persona (un límite de 10 por persona en los precios de $5000, $2500, $2000, $1500, $800, $700 dólares y un límite de dos [2] por persona en los precios de $500 y $300 dólares).Para comprarlos por teléfono con una tarjeta de crédito llamar al 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849). Los boletos también estarán disponibles para su compra en www.t-mobilearena.com o www.axs.com.
Canelo vs. Golovkin es un combate a 12 rounds por el Campeonato mundial mediano presentado por Golden Boy Promotions y GGG Promotions y patrocinado por Tecate, BORN BOLD, Hennessy, Never Stop, Never Settle y O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. El evento se realizará el sábado 16 de septiembre en la flamante T-Mobile Arena y será producido y distribuido en vivo por HBO Pay Per View®.
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Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia New York Press Conference

Jun 19, 2017 0

Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia New York Press Conference

Quotes & Photos

(Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)


Blockbuster Match-Up Presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, July 29 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn & Live on SHOWTIME

 Photos from Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

 Photos from Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

BROOKLYN (June 19, 2017) – Four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia went face-to-face for the first time Monday before they battle in one of the premier matchups of the summer that headlines SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday, July 29 live on SHOWTIME. Broner vs. Garcia is presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING®.

Tickets to the event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are priced at $950, $750, $350, $300, $250, $150, $75, and $50 (not including applicable fees), are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

The fighters spoke to media at Dream Hotel Downtown in Manhattan to discuss their 140-pound clash that will headline an exciting night of action later this summer.

Here is what the participants had to say Monday:


“I want to thank everyone who showed up today. I’ve been in some crazy situations and I’m blessed to be here. To get a fight like this is huge. Boxing is going back to the old days where the best fight the best. Mikey is definitely one of the best out there today.

“This can take our careers to the next level. I’m taking this seriously. I’ve been training in Colorado Springs. The weight will not be a problem. This gives me a reason to make 140. I’m not paying a man to put hands on me.

“I’m training hard and I think this will be one of the best performances of my career. This will take me to the superstar level where I need to be. I heard Mikey is a big favorite – they aren’t giving me much of a chance. I hope no one puts their house against me on this fight, because it won’t work out well for you.

“This fight will definitely bring the best out of me, because Mikey isn’t a sloppy fighter, he isn’t an awkward fighter. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a Mexican, but he boxes like an African American. We’re going to have a nice fight and I can’t wait to put on a show.

“When you’ve got two athletic fighters that have skills, it can only bring the best out of each other. And the cream always comes to the top.

“I’m more focused this training camp. There are so many distractions in Cincinnati or D.C. There is nothing to do in Colorado but look at the mountains and box.

“It’s going to be a great fight. Robert Garcia is a great trainer for his little brother. We’re both undefeated at 140-pounds and under. Something has to break. I want everyone to tune in on July 29. You will see a real serious Adrien Broner in the ring. It might get ugly for Mikey on July 29.”


“I’m very thankful for this opportunity. I can’t stress the importance of this fight enough. It’s the biggest fight that I could have. There are other names that are out there, but nothing made more sense than facing Adrien Broner.

“Adrien has accomplished a lot and when he’s at his best, he’s really great. That’s what I expect on July 29. I see that he’s taking this seriously by moving camp to Colorado. I expect him to bring the best out of me and give the fans the best fight possible.

“The fans here in New York have always treated me well and it’s a fan base that just really loves boxing. The fans are what make me a world champion. I owe it to them to perform to the best of my abilities. I’m going to come ready on July 29 so that this fight is remembered as one of the best of the year.

“I think he is motivated because it’s a big fight, one where he can try to get his career back on track and try to be a superstar like he has been in past big fights. He didn’t perform so well in his past fight against [Adrian] Granados and this is an opportunity for him to jump back and be a superstar again. And I think that’s what’s motivating him for this fight.

“The weight makes sense to me for this type of fight. 135-pounds is probably my best division, but I don’t think this will be much different. I’ll make weight a little more comfortably and still keep my speed and power.

“I’ll do whatever it takes to win this fight. I’m more of a boxer-puncher but if I need to press the fight and put pressure on, I’m going to be ready to do that.

“I know that we definitely have to be in the best shape possible. I am not going to take this lightly. I am not thinking it’s going to be an easy win for me. I think it’s going to be a tough fight. I believe he’s going to be ready 100% and that’s going to make it a tough fight for me but overall I think I’m the better fighter, better boxer and I’ll have enough tools to bring in the ring with me.

“Adrien is going to come to beat me and I’m coming 100 percent to beat him. The fans will be the winner on fight night, but my hand will be raised.”

MIKE STAFFORD, Broner’s Trainer

“These are two really talented fighters and they’re going to put on a big show. We know Mikey is going to be prepared so we are going to do everything we can to be ready.

“Being in Colorado for training is like home for me and Adrien. This is what we’ve done since he was 18-years-old. Expect the same thing as every time before when he comes focused and prepared.

“Adrien is going to win and win real big. It’s going to be a tough fight, but we’ll be victorious when that final bell rings.”

ROBERT GARCIA, Garcia’s Brother & Trainer

“Every time Mikey and I come to New York we get nothing but love. We know Adrien is very talented and that’s why Mikey said yes to this fight. It took less than 30 seconds for him to agree.

“Mikey wants nothing else but big fights and we have one here. Expect a hell of a fight on July 29. I know we’re both going to be in great shape on fight night.”

LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment

“I love this fight. This is why we do this job. We want to make sensational fights like this for the fans to enjoy.

“Adrien Broner has spent a lot of time at the top of the sport while Mikey Garcia has made his way back to that top tier emphatically since returning last year.

“Mikey has insane amounts of talent. He’s a tremendous ambassador for the sport and he can do everything in the ring.

“Adrien Broner is a star. He’s ‘The Problem’ and sometimes he’s his own biggest problem. He’s an entertainer. People hate him but they pay to see him. He gets a lot of love and he gets a lot of hate. That’s worked for a lot of guys in this sport over the years. People care about him.”


“The bar has been set so high when you look at this year in boxing. It’s a high bar to get a main event at Barclays Center. The standard is very high and this fight certainly satisfies it. Two of boxing’s brightest young stars, both under 30 years old matching up against each other.

“This is the 19th live boxing event on SHOWTIME this year. Three world title unification, three world title rematches and six times where a top five fighter has fought another top five fighter in the division. We’re proud to bring you these two fighters on SHOWTIME. I give the fighters all the credit in the world for taking this fight. These guys are ready for big fights and they are proving it.”

BRETT YORMARK, CEO, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

“On July 29, Barclays Center will host its fourth major card of 2017. There is a great heritage of boxing in New York and I’m proud that Barclays Center is the number one boxing venue in the country. It has become a destination for the sport’s best talent, with Adrien and Mikey being two prime examples of that.

“I’m looking forward to one of the year’s most talked about fights. Adrien won a world title at Barclays Center and Mikey made his comeback there just last year. July 29 will be a special night not just for Brooklyn boxing, but for all boxing fans.

“Fights fans everywhere have already circled July 29 on their calendars and I look forward to seeing everyone next month.”

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